One of the cutest crime drama series you’ll see in a long long time is The Number One Ladies Detective Agency, based on the best selling series of novels by Alexander McCall Smith.
In this sumptuous series filmed on location in Botswana, the very lovely Jill Scott plays Mma Precious Romotswe who uses the inheritance left to her by her father to open up her own private detective agency.
Being the only female private detective in Botswana Mma Romotswe feels fully entitled to call her new business the “No1 Ladies Detective Agency” she is joined by loyal secretary Mma Makutsi (played by Anika Noni Rose) who is famed for scoring 97% in her secretarial exams whilst on the romance side she is pursued by local garage mechanic Mr J.L.B. Matekoni (played by Lucian Msamati).
Sadly this was Anthony Minghella’s last work, he died in 2008.
“Mma Ramotswe you are looking very fine today, very fat”.
UK / BBC One – HBO – Mirage – Weinstein / 1×105 minute episode 6×60 minute episodes / Broadcast 23 March 2008 and 15 March – 19 April 2009
Creators: Richard Curtis, Anthony Minghella / Books: Alexander McCall Smith / Music: Gabriel Yared / Production Design: Johnny Breedt / Executive Producers: Bob Weinstein, Harvey Weinstein, Anthony Minghella, Sydney Pollack, Richard Curtis, Amy J. Moore
Jill Scott as Precious Ramotswe
Anika Noni Rose as Mma Makutsi
Lucian Msamati as J.L.B. Matekoni
Desmond Dube as BK
1. PILOT (23 Mar 08)
ONE SEASON 15 March – 19 April 2009
1. THE BIG BONANZA (15 Mar 09)
2. POISON (22 Mar 09)
3. THE BOY WITH AN AFRICAN HEART (29 Mar 09)
4. PROBLEMS IN MORAL PHILOSOPHY (5 Apr 09)
5. BEAUTY AND INTEGRITY (12 Apr 09)
6. A REAL BOTSWANA DIAMOND (19 Apr 09)